Rollicking Comedy Classic
Starring and Directed By Buster Keaton
Jimmy Shannon (Buster Keaton) is the junior partner in the brokerage firm on the brink of bankruptcy. He learns that he will inherit seven million dollars if he is married by 7:00 p.m. on his 27th birthday, which happens to be that same day.
Shannon immediately seeks out his sweetheart, Mary Jones, who readily accepts his proposal. However, when he clumsily explains why they have to get married that day, she breaks up with him.
Jimmy knows seven women there (the chances of the title). Each turns him down. In desperation, Jimmy asks any woman he comes across. Even the hat check girl rejects him. He finally finds one who agrees, but it turns out she is underage when her mother spots her and takes her away.
Meanwhile, Mary's mother persuades her to reconsider. She writes a note agreeing to marry Jimmy and sends the hired hand to deliver it. But unaware of this, Jimmy's business partner has his predicament (and potential inheritance) printed in the newspaper, asking would-be brides to go to the Broad Street Church at 5 p.m. Hordes of veiled women descend on the place. When they spot Jimmy (who had fallen asleep on a pew), they begin to fight over him. This leads to a hilarious chase with Jimmy being pursued by the would-be brides.
Will time run out before Jimmy finds a bride? Join us at Silent Sundays to find out.
Sunday February 11th, 2018 2:30 PM
203 W Adams